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SON OF A LICHE

Dark magics, dire portents, and direct marketing. All of Arth is in hilarious peril.

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J. Zachary Pike was once a basement-dwelling fantasy gamer, but over time he metamorphosed into a basement-dwelling fantasy writer. A New Englander by birth and by temperament, he writes strangely funny fiction on the seacoast of New Hampshire.

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Let’s talk about the Self-Publishing Fantasy Blog Off.

For the fourth time in as many years, Fantasy mastermind-at-large Mark Lawrence is running his annual battle royale for indie speculative fiction. Three hundred (300!) authors throw their hats (books) into the ring (internet), and ten blogs review them. Ten finalists are chosen and scored by all ten blogs. Then one winner emerges, to relative fame, fortune, and accolade. (Hopefully. It’s worked out well for previous winners.)

This year, based on encouragement from a couple of cool folks, I entered Orconomics into the fray. And I’m more than a little terrified. Some of the other books out there look amazing.

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News Roundup: June 2018

A lot’s been going on lately, and I wanted to take a little time to round up what I’ve been working on when I’m not feverishly outlining Dragonfired.

A Critical Hit!

Orconomics and Son of a Liche have been rolling well at Booknest.eu and Fantasy Faction, two of the interweb’s biggest fantasy sites. Author JC Kang reviewed Orconomics over at Fantasy Faction, and author C.T. Phipps reviewed Orconomics and Son of a Liche for Booknest. No spoilers, but there were lots of stars awarded. Stars everywhere.

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The Dark Profit saga is an economically epic trilogy set on Arth, a world that's fantastic and familiar all at once. On Arth, professional heroes kill monsters for valuable loot, but it’s powerful corporations that reap the rewards.

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